User Review: Black Diamond Aspect Ski
Price Paid: euro 830 for ski, bindings, skins and crampons
Got Aspect ski (186cm) with Dynafit TLT Vertical ST binding. The width of the binding matches perfectly the flat part of the ski. The transmission from the foot to the ski has a very direct and precise feel to it.
The very first time I used the ski (happened to be on piste in icy conditions and a bad visibility) the width of the ski and especially of its tip felt awkward, but the next time in better conditions and as i got used to it, this impression went away.
I find the ski excellent in powder and also fun on piste. It is also impressive how much lighter it is than my previous setup (Atomic Sweet Daddy 190 with Diamir Explore binding - I like them a lot too, but they are close to the end of their natural life as I got them from a rental shop after two seasons and used for two seasons often in rocky conditions).
The four star rating for Aspect is more of a cautious rating as I have not tested them enough yet, but could become a five star with more usage.